Day 9!!! Yay!!!
Reflections on how I've changed during this fast.
Date: 1/20/2008 7:55:59 PM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1118 times
Almost to the end! Woohoo!
Made my last batch of juice for today and tomorrow. Had to be a little less creative since I'm running out of fruits and veggies. Left out the pineapple this time, in case it's what set off the candida symptoms. After 4 probiotic capsules yesterday I feel much better. And my eye that was irritated is also better now.
Overall I feel much better in my skin, slimmer and healthier. As far as the healthy part goes, I don't really feel much different than I did before except for my skin clearing up, but I know that there are plenty of good things going on inside that I'm unaware of. And that's what makes me feel healthier.
I think this has been an awesome way to start the year off. I know I'm still going to indulge in the occasional not-so-healthy treat, but on the whole I will be much more aware of my food habits. I think everything is alright in moderation. Our bodies are capable of amazing things, including handling the plethora of non-natural foods we throw at it. So as long as I maintain a very basic diet including all the good stuff like whole grains (avoiding too much wheat gluten), legumes, nuts, seeds, veggies (steamed not fried), and fruits, and some fish now and then, I am certain I can keep my body super healthy.
I've also become more aware of chemicals in products I use on my skin. Even the Burt's Bees lotion I just got, thinking it was better than my Aveeno, contains fragrances and stuff. I'm now using olive oil on my face (at least half the time) thanks to a post from another user here.
Also, I've been more considerate of what I put in the trash vs. the recycle bin. Everything is so interconnected, and we have to remember that something like garbage can end up harming our planet and our bodies if it isn't disposed of properly. I keep looking for little ways I can help.
If you asked me last year if I thought I could go 10 days on nothing but juice and soup I would have definitely said no. Now I have more confidence in myself. I'm proud that I've stuck through the whole 10 days without slipping up once. How's that for self control! Now I just need to work on my mood- controlling the emotions and moving past old behavioral patterns. All in good time. I'm well on my way. =)
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